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SM 40/3/13


[4] Plan of ground floor with alterations


Plan of the Ground Floor / with proposed alterations No 1


bar scale of 3/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, Robert Knight Esqr, labelled Eating Room, Hall, Best stair case, Back Stair, Lobby, Dressing Room, Water Closet, Library and arch (twice)

Signed and dated

  • 02/10/1801
    Lincolns Inn Fields / Octr2 1801

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil, sepia and red washes, pricked for transfer on thin laid paper with one fold mark (692 x 567)
Pen, pencil, sepia and red washes, pricked for transfer on thin laid paper with one fold mark (692 x 567)


Henry Hake Seward (1778 - 1848)
Pupil and assistant May 1794 - September 1808. The Soane office Day Book for 1 October 1802 has an entry -' Robert Knight Esqr / Drawing out fair Plans / Attending Works &c / Seward [and] ... Assisting in Drawing out Fair Plans / Seward'


This earliest of the drawings made for alterations for Mr Knight was made on 2 October 1801, presumably soon after Lady Pembroke had left. The proposals were for a new entrance to replace the existing two-column porch supporting a first floor bay window. The new entrance was to be three-sided and the extended library was to be re-shaped iinto an octagon with new windows to the south-facing garden. Space was found for a dressing room and water closet.

See also: London: No. 49 (formerly 44) Grosvenor Square, alterations for the Dowager Countess of Pembroke, 1797-9 : drawings [3] - [5]



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